Angelina Jolie has written an honest and powerful article for the New York Times, revealing that she has undergone a bilateral mastectomy to reduce her risks of succumbing to breast cancer, the disease that she lost her mother to. Her story is not only highly emotive, but one that is very familiar to me.
In 2004, my mum’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer… Continue reading
The Princess is an outdoor kinda gal. It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing (except she doesn’t care too much for snow, it makes her “handies cold”), she likes to be outside. Me, I’m definitely a fair-weather-only gal. I don’t enjoy getting soaked in a downpour, I absolutely loathe the snow, and the wind makes me… Continue reading
The trouble with holidays in the UK is the weather. It is, quite frankly, pants.
But the best thing about holidays with family is, well, family.
I’ve never been a morning person. I have been a life-long fan of sleep and staying in bed. As a child, while friends would rise at dawn, I could happily snooze the entire morning away. As a grown-up (allegedly), add in boozy nights, long working days, on-call shifts, and getting up time would very often coincide with Countdown.
My children have not inherited my love for lying in. The… Continue reading
Breastfeeding, for me, has always been a very simple, cheap experience. The only things I have ever had to buy to make the experience more comfortable have been nursing bras and breast-pads. Even these things are not necessities for everyone – those mums who are lucky enough to be able to pull a regular bra down in order to feed, and not have a milk supply so fast and furious… Continue reading
Little Pea is almost ten months old. He is just like most other ten month olds, he is crawling, babbling (well, shouting), picking stuff up and throwing it (at me), eating in his own messy way, and generally becoming a sociable, playful little person.
Just after Christmas, Pea cut his first teeth. Since then, more and more have emerged, some more dramatically than others – two appeared during the… Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, Save the Children launched their ‘Power of the First Hour: Breastfeeding Saves Lives’ campaign. This campaign was endorsed by celebrities and bloggers and the tabloids and the broadsheets. This campaign was also the fuel of a backlash against breastfeeding in western society, with many bloggers and journalists and parents jumping on… Continue reading
Goodbye beautiful Matilda Mae… Continue reading
A little while ago I was chatting with other mums at the breastfeeding cafe, you know, all the usual stuff, doesn’t time go quickly, don’t these teeny babies change so fast, when will the bags under our eyes stop growing etc etc. All this got us on to the topic of baby clothes and just how emotional it can be packing up one size of clothes to make room for… Continue reading